Understanding pregnancy and back pain

Pregnancy and back pain go hand in hand, something every expectant mother knows all to well. As the…
Understanding pregnancy and back pain
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Pregnancy and back pain go hand in hand, something every expectant mother knows all to well. As the weight of the baby increases, so does the level of back discomfort. While back pain is common during pregnancy, a condition between 50% and 80% of women deal with, it is manageable. There are steps you can take to lessen the sleepless nights and general interference with daily life.

There are many reasons for back discomfort during pregnancy. Several common causes include posture change, hormones, gravity, stress and baby weight.

Unfortunately you cannot eliminate back pain during pregnancy, but there are ways to minimize the discomfort and even frequency related to pregnancy and back pain.

While visiting your doctor, ask for exercise suggestions that can strengthen your abdomen and back, which will help with support.